The idea was that there would be an exhibition in Montreal next year and they wanted to have portraits from some of the local people to be part of the exhibition.
As we in the first set of portraits I wanted to take portraits that selected the stories they were telling of their lives in their countries before they had to leave.
One could argue that these stories were of hope for the future, but I felt they were of the loss of the life they were are able to live in their communities before they were forced to leave.
So when I photographed each person I asked them to reject on their lives before they left and their journeys to get to where they finally settled.
This is what they gave me.